|68th Conposite Wing|
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Part of||Fourteenth Air Force|
|Garrison/HQ||China Burma India Theater of World War II|
|Clinton D. Vincent|
The 68th Composite Wing was a United States Army Air Forces organization. It was a command and control organization of Fourteenth Air Force that fought in the China Burma India Theater of World War II.
The wing was formed as an expansion of the Fourteenth Air Force Forward Echelon in 1943, becoming the command and control organization for the 23d Fighter Group and 308th Bomb Group. It served in combat from December 1943 until August 1945. The mixed unit was composed of fighters, fighter bombers and medium bombers, flown by both American and Chinese airmen.
History[edit | edit source]
Lineage[edit | edit source]
- Constituted as 68th Fighter Wing on 9 August 1943.
- Activated on 3 September 1943.
- Redesignated 68th Composite Wing in December 1943.
- Inactivated on 10 October 1945.
Assignments[edit | edit source]
- Fourteenth Air Force, 3 September 1943 – 10 October 1945
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Kunming Airport, China, 3 September 1943
- Kweilin Airfield, China, c. 23 December 1943
- Liuzhou Airfield, China, c. 15 September 1944
- Luliang Airfield, China, c. 7 November 1944
- Peishiyi Airfield, China, c. 19 September-10 October 1945
Components[edit | edit source]
- 23d Fighter Group August 1943 – October 1945 (P-40, P-51)
- 308th Bombardment Group March 1943 – February 1945 (B-24)
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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